When choosing a bead, make sure the hole is large enough to accommodate the size cording you choose.
Familiarize yourself with square knots.
This project requires you to sew the ends of your cording up through the braid that you had made, both on the actual bracelet and then again when you make the clasp. Since I used hemp cord, I chose a big eye needle and a set of chain-nose pliers to assist with this.
For more macrame projects, check out The New Macramé: Contemporary Knotted Jewelry & Accessories (#62-630) or Hemp Masters: Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting Hip Hemp Jewelry(#62-250).